Fox News is now far and away the most trusted name in news, even according to left-leaning Public Policy Polling.
I didn’t need a poll to know that.
Last week I wrote an article entitled, “In Hindsight Of Massachusetts, Who Presented The Truth: Obama, Or Fox News?“ And my contention was that Fox News was basically the only news organization that was broadcasting the truth all along, while the “Obama media” reported propaganda.
But now common sense is confirmed by polling:
Poll: Fox most trusted name in news
By ANDY BARR | 1/27/10 7:38 AM EST
Fox is the most trusted television news network in the country, according to a new poll out Tuesday.
A Public Policy Polling nationwide survey of 1,151 registered voters Jan. 18-19 found that 49 percent of Americans trusted Fox News, 10 percentage points more than any other network.
Thirty-seven percent said they didn’t trust Fox, also the lowest level of distrust that any of the networks recorded.
There was a strong partisan split among those who said they trusted Fox — with 74 percent of Republicans saying they trusted the network, while only 30 percent of Democrats said they did.
CNN was the second-most-trusted network, getting the trust of 39 percent of those polled. Forty-one percent said they didn’t trust CNN.
Each of the three major networks was trusted by less than 40 percent of those surveyed, with NBC ranking highest at 35 percent. Forty-four percent said they did not trust NBC, which was combined with its sister cable station MSNBC.
Thirty-two percent of respondents said they trusted CBS, while 31 percent trusted ABC. Both CBS and ABC were not trusted by 46 percent of those polled.
“A generation ago you would have expected Americans to place their trust in the most neutral and unbiased conveyors of news,” said PPP President Dean Debnam in his analysis of the poll. “But the media landscape has really changed, and now they’re turning more toward the outlets that tell them what they want to hear.”
The telephone poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.
Democrats – who completely rely on mainstream media propaganda to win elections – are panic-stricken. Here’s what the Democratic Senatorial Committee said in a new pitch:
Republicans think Massachusetts was an endorsement of their stall tactics and personal attacks. A new poll names Fox News Channel as the most trusted news outlet. Sarah Palin has 1.2 million fans on Facebook and is the $100,000 headliner at the national tea party convention. If we don’t fight back, and stand up for America, then their version of America will get the upper hand.
We cannot let that happen. And with your help, we will not.
Republicans “don’t think” here; they simply recognize the obvious. An unknown Republican running against the Obama agenda pulling out a win against a well known Democrat running for “Ted Kennedy’s seat” is a no-brainer confirmation of Republican opposition to Obama’s many high-spending boondoggles.
Sarah Palin has such a huge following on Facebook because in a few paragraphs she can destroy an eternity’s worth of Obama mistatement of the union lies. Palin is routinely slandered as being dumber than a box of rocks, but she saw the failures of Obama a year-and-a-half before the brilliant liberals were able to comprehend the same things about him.
And let’s talk about the Tea Party protesters.
A recent Rasmussen survey ran under the following title: “WSJ/NBC News Poll: Tea Party Tops Democrats and Republicans.” Which means they are clearly a major force. But there’s more to say:
The loosely organized group made of up mostly conservative activists and independent voters that’s come to be known as the Tea Party movement currently boasts higher favorability ratings than either the Democratic or Republican Parties, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll coming out later today.
More than four in 10, 41%, of respondents said they had a very or somewhat favorable view of the Tea Party movement, while 24% said they had a somewhat or very negative view of the group. The Tea Party movement gained notoriety over the summer following a series of protests in Washington, D.C. and other cities over government spending and other U.S. economic policies.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Party, which controls both the White House and Congress, has a 35% positive rating compared with a 45% negative rating.
Who nailed that story right from the beginning? Who charted the progress of the what may very well be the most important political story in decades? Fox News. Who completely dismissed it? Everybody else.
It was the same kind of mainstream media ostrich that buried its head in the sand with the ACORN scandal, in which a couple of kids posing as a pimp and prostitute got ACORN office after office to demonstrate that they were willing to help a couple buy a house and cheat on their taxes set up a prostitution ring of underage illegal immigrant girls. ABC network news anchor Charles Gibson hadn’t even heard about the story, it was so low on their radar:
Gibson: HAHAHAHAHA. HEHEHE. I didn’t even know about it. Um. So, you’ve got me at a loss. I don’t know. Uh. Uh. But my goodness, if it’s got everything including sleaziness in it, we should talk about it this morning.
Roma: This is the American way!
Gibson: Or maybe this is just one you leave to the cables.
And note that in that story I AGAIN lambast the media for refusing to honestly cover the Tea Party events. I showed the picture of the massive crowds at the event (and you KNOW they would have covered a NOW rally with eight feminists marching in a tight little circle):
The UK Daily Mail reported that one million people showed up for that Tea Party event in Washington D.C. What was the mainline media response? To either not report the event at all, or to try to dismiss the massive crowds as a few nuts.
Time Magazine didn’t even bother to mention the massive Tea Party movement in it’s ‘Year in Review’ edition. Like it never happened at all. Nothing to see here, folks.
Obama trivialized, ridiculed, and attacked both the Tea Party movement and Fox News in one swoop:
“So, when you see – those of you who are watching certain news channels that on which I’m not very popular and you see folks waving tea bags around, let me just remind them that I am happy to have a serious conversation about how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term, how we are going to stabilize Social Security”
He finally met with Republicans after Scott Brown’s victory kicked him hard right in the gonads. After a full year of completely shutting them out. In the one meeting he had with them he arrogantly smirked, “I won,” when Republicans tried to share their clearly-in-hindsight legitimate concerns. And every single one of his “town halls” have been carefully scripted events in which Tea Party people are most definitely not invited.
I wrote about how the mainstream media ridiculed the Tea Party movement. Anderson Cooper used the sexually disgusting phrase “tea bagging” to refer to them. And Keith Olbermann just went to straight rabid frothing hatred of them. His interview with Janeane Garofalo on the Tea Party was so vile that I quit watching ’24′ as long as she was one it.
Keith Olbermann’s ratings have plunged 44% since last January as people get sick of his rabid lies. Meanwhile Fox News not only runs circles around Olbermann in the ratings, but runs circles around the circles that they run around him and all the media leeches like him.
Obama is a liar and a demagogue, and he is the leader of a party of demagogues, supported by media propaganda.
Which is why the news organization that he demonized becoming the most trusted name in news is every bit as much of a slap in the face of the tiny degree of credibility he has remaining as it is a justification of Fox News.